Record production of rice, wheat, cotton and sugarcane

Foodgrain Storage

The Government on 17JUL12 released the 4th advance estimates of foodgrain production for FY 2011-12.

As per the latest estimates, India has produced 257.44 million tonnes of foodgrains during 2011-12 compared to 244.78 million tonnes in the previous year. This is highest foodgrains production level surpassing all earlier records.

Record production has been achieved in the case of rice ( 104.3 MT), wheat ( 93.9 MT), cotton ( 35.2 million bales), and sugarcane ( 357.7 MT).

The production estimates for major crops for 2011-12 are as follows:

Total foodgrains  –  257.44 million tonnes

Rice  –  104.32 million tonnes

Wheat  –  93.90  million tonnes

Coarse Cereals  –  42.01 million tonnes

Maize  –  21.57 million tonnes

Pulses  –  17.21 million tonnes

Tur  –  2.65 million tonnes

Urad  –  1.83 million tonnes

Moong  –  1.71 million tonnes

Gram      –  7.58 million tonnes

Oilseeds  –  30.01 million tonnes

Soyabean  –  12.28 million tonnes

Groundnut  –  6.93 million tonnes

Rapeseed & mustard – 6.78 million tonnes

Cotton  –  35.20 million bales (of 170 kg each)

Sugarcane – 357.67 million tonnes

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